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st: R: Meta-Analysis of Proportions

From   "Carlo Lazzaro" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: R: Meta-Analysis of Proportions
Date   Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:41:42 +0200

Chamberlain may want to type -search metan- and take a look at the resulting
search for metan
(manual:  [R] search)

        Keywords:  metan
          Search:  (1) Official help files, FAQs, Examples, SJs, and STBs

Search of official help files, FAQs, Examples, SJs, and STBs

Book    . Meta-Analysis in Stata: An Updated Collection from the Stata
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan A. C. Sterne

FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . User-written packages for meta-analysis in
        . . . . . . . . . .  J. Sterne, R. Harris, R. Harbord, and T.
        7/11    What meta-analysis features are available in
Eventually, I find the following reference interesting for getting a sound
theoretical background in meta-analysis: 
Alexander J. Sutton, Keith R. Abrams, David R Jones, Trevor A. Sheldon,
Fujian Song. Methods for Meta-Analysis in Medical Research. Wiley, October
2000. ISBN: 978-0-471-49066-1 (please, see

I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

----Messaggio originale-----
[] Per conto di Chamberlain
Jonviea Danielle
Inviato: venerdì 11 ottobre 2013 11:14
Oggetto: st: Meta-Analysis of Proportions


I'm interested in performing a meta-analysis of a proportion/rate (for
example, I'd like to come up with an pooled estimate of the case-fatality
rate). I recently read that the Freeman-Tukey transformation should be used
when using proportions. Is there a preferable way to meta-analyze
proportions instead of using this transformation? If yes, what would that be
and how would you perform the command in stata? Or, is it ok to not use a
transformation? I attempted to use the Freeman-Tukey transformation and
compared results with my meta-analysis of the non-transformed proportion and
results were quite similar. Also, does anyone have any recommended texts on
advanced analysis in stata that also explains the 'why' of why you'd choose
one method over another? 

Thanks for your help!

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